PROCESS

Our overarching goal is to develop strong relationships with Clients so that we can appropriately support them throughout their project. Phases and deliverables may be adjusted to provide custom solutions for the budget, design, and delivery method for each project.

Step 1

DISCOVERY

Brief call to determine project goals and scope. Typical information covered in this call includes all-in budget, desired timeline and vision.

Step 1

Step 2

PROPOSAL

Topline proposal, including Red Barn’s qualifications and representative work; deliverables and fees; Rate Card for typical project expenses and/or Additional Services.

Step 2

Step 3

Engagement

Legal document including Scope of Work; detailed description of deliverables and fees; project phases and sequence; Rate Card; and Standard Terms and Conditions.

Step 3

Step 4

Pre-Design

Project kickoff: wish list, brainstorming and precedents.
Preliminary evaluation of site, program, schedule, budget, and other initial information. Research of applicable zoning regulations.
Site measurements and measured drawings, if needed.
Delivery of As-Built drawing set.

Step 4

Step 5

Schematic Design

Programming and initial cost per square foot analysis.
Proposed floor plans and elevations, using 2D and 3D
visualization tools.
Design review (in person, via video conference, or by phone).
Development of preferred scheme, including diagrammatic floor plans and elevations and 3D renderings, which can be used for municipal review and preliminary pricing refinement.
If Contractor is in place, review and make any needed modifications to reduce the estimated cost of construction.
Delivery of Schematic Design drawing set.

Step 5

Step 6

Construction Documents

Preparation of final working architectural drawings and specifications to coordinate work and obtain bids.
This highly detailed drawing set includes: foundation plans; door and window schedules; detailed floor plans; sections; electrical plans; structural drawings; notation of existing conditions/demolition; plumbing fixture locations; and finish and material specifications.
Delivery of Construction Documents drawing set.

Step 6

Step 7

Bid + CONTRACT Negotiation

Red Barn is available to assist in obtaining, reviewing
and negotiating Contractor bids.
Upon selection of Contractor, Red Barn can advise on
contractual language and project delivery.

Step 7

Step 8

Approvals + Permitting

Red Barn conducts any necessary correspondence, meeting preparation, additional drawings and presentations with Building Department, Approval Boards or Contractor to green light the project. 
The Permit Set accompanies Contractor’s Building Permit application and includes basic project information, floor plans, elevations, sections, site plans, life safety details and limited material and systems notes.  

Step 8

Step 9

Construction Liaison Services

Red Barn is available to serve as the owner’s liaison and advisor throughout the construction process.
This includes ongoing site visits; selection and approval of finish materials; review of shop drawings; evaluation of change orders and progress payment requests; and overall project management.

Step 9

Post-Construction

Red Barn conducts a final walkthrough to ensure the project
has been successfully delivered.
Ongoing architectural consultation for past clients.

Ready to take your first step?

Fill out our project inquiry form to schedule a brief call. During this initial conversation, we will learn about your project, describe our design process and fee structure, and answer your questions

Projects include custom homes, historically-sensitive rehabs and additions. We also offer interior design; furniture, paint and finish selection; and space planning.

Projects include hotels, retail spaces and storefronts, event and performance spaces, restaurants and breweries. 

Projects range from condo conversions to large-scale new developments. We support our Clients from Feasibility Analysis through Project Closeout.